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1 week ago

Apple launches new iTunes Pass service in Japan to let you top-up on credit in-store

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Apple launches new iTunes Pass service in Japan to let you top-up on credit in-store

Apple has unveiled a new iTunes Pass service, enabling consumers to add credit to their Apple account by purchasing funds from sales representatives at an Apple Store. Using an iPhone or iPod touch, the sales rep scans in the amount through Passbook, which can then be utilized on the App Store. This saves the consumer from having to use a debit (or credit) card attached to the account or having to redeem cards. Unfortunately, this service appears to be limited to Japan for the time being.

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1 week ago

Former U.S. press secretary Jay Carney's name NOT 'bandied about' for Apple PR job [Updated]

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Former U.S. press secretary Jay Carney's name NOT 'bandied about' for Apple PR job [Updated]

Apple's long-time vice president of PR, Katie Cotton is gone and that means someone is more than likely going to replace her. Rumor has it Apple is looking to bring someone in for the job, and now a compounding rumor has it former Obama White House press secretary Jim Carney could be a potential candidate.

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1 week ago

The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

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The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the console in your Apple TV or streaming to your iPhone or iPad, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene try to figure out what the hell happened in the penultimate 24, what the hell's happening in The Leftovers, if anything at all, and talk Doctor Who season 2: Tennant begins!

Support the TV Show: Go to fractureme.com to get your photos printed in vivid color, directly on glass. Order with Need and then send an email to hello@neededition.com with the subject-line, "No Spoilers." to get a bunch of extras thrown in!

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1 week ago

Australians can now take part in the Apple iPhone trade-in program, get up to A$250 off a new iPhone

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Australians can now take part in the Apple iPhone trade-in program, get up to A$250 off a new iPhone

Continuing the roll out of the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program that started last year, Australians can now get up to A$250 towards the purchase cost of a brand new iPhone in-store. Any customer can bring in an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5.

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1 week ago

Could Beats' Jimmy Iovine be Apple's next ad man?

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Could Beats' Jimmy Iovine be Apple's next ad man?

Apple is rumored to be shaking up its advertising effort and speculation has it that longtime creative agency partner TBWA Media Labs may be out in favor of Beats' Jimmy Iovine. Apple had acquired Beats for a cool $3 billion, and it looks like that money will net Iovine a posh office heading up Apple's "Madison Avenue" efforts as the iPhone-maker is looking to reignite its marketing campaigns.

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1 week ago

iCloud Drive and Document Picker for iOS 8: Explained

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iCloud Drive and Document Picker for iOS 8: Explained

iCloud Drive and its associated Document Picker are new features of iOS 8 that allow the app you're using to open files created in a different app, import them, move them, or export them right back out again, all without creating any unnecessary steps or complicated workflows. Everything is also automatically synced through iCloud, so changes made in one app won't only be reflected back in the original app that created the file, but on all your devices. It's yet another way inter-app communication has come to the iPhone and iPad. So, how do iCloud Drive and Document Picker work?

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1 week ago

How I saved 140 GB of hard disk space using iTunes Match

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How I saved 140 GB of hard disk space using iTunes Match

Have a large iTunes library? Consider getting it off your hard drive and into the cloud

Ever since I started using Macs with SSDs, I've become keenly aware of how much storage space I use. Over the years I've built up a great library of archived articles I've written, files I've saved, applications, and media.

But it's mostly music. Music occupied a huge amount of storage space on my Mac until fairly recently. Here's how I got rid of it using iTunes Match, and without losing the music.

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1 week ago

Shazam's latest update brings Rdio music streaming

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Shazam's latest update brings Rdio music streaming

You have provably used Shazam to tag new songs that you've heard on the radio, and now the service is getting even more useful with built-in Rdio integration. With the latest Shazam app update, music lovers can tag their songs and then replay those tunes directly within the app using Rdio's music streaming service.

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1 week ago

Up for auction: Lunch with Eddy Cue and MacBook Air Package

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Up for auction: Lunch with Eddy Cue and MacBook Air Package

Apple Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue is donating a one-hour lunch along with a MacBook Air at Apple's Cupertino headquarters as part of an auction that benefits the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. The value of the MacBook Air itself is $1,1999 and at the time of writing, the auction has a current $16,000 bid.

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1 week ago

How to remove redeye from photos on your iPhone or iPad

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How to remove redeye from photos on your iPhone or iPad

No camera is perfect and that includes the one in your iPhone and iPad. One of the most common issues most people experience is redeye, which can be caused from flash or a bad glare. Luckily, instead of letting it ruin what would have been a great photo, just use the editing tools the Photos app provides to remove the redeye in just a few taps!

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